South Australian-based Craig Norman has been announced as the new President of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA).
The new President for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is Craig Norman, Managing Director of Wholesale Plants and Products Pty Ltd, based in South Australia.
Craig has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and has been a board member since 2008. Formerly the Vice-President, he replaces Bryan Hillier who has retired from the Board.
The President of Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria, Glenn Fenton, is the new Vice President of NGIA. Glenn is Managing Director of Nationwide Trees Pty Ltd and joined the industry 10 years ago after a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Forces.
The new Board was elected at the Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting held in Hobart last week.
Elected representatives for the other states are:
Michael Mehigan, New South Wales
Michael is co-owner of Elegant Outdoors Retail Nursery in Sydney
Simon Smith, Northern Territory
Owner of Girraween Nursery near Darwin
Colin Groom, Western Australia
Manager of Domus Wholesale Nursery in Perth
Russ Higginbotham, Queensland
Principal of Asset Horticultural Consultants, based in Brisbane
Mark Geeves, Tasmania
From the Tasmanian Polytechnic learning centre
Retiring directors who had completed their terms were Gary Eyles, NSW; Geoff Richards, WA; Fergus Higson, NT; and Bryan Hillier from Queensland.
“I am delighted to take on the position of President and continue to keep the industry moving in the right direction. Our new Board is focussed on ensuring that the industry is recognised for the products it grows and sells, and our contribution to the Australian environment and lifestyle,” said Craig.
“We are also committed to meeting the aim and objectives of our Industry Strategic Plan to ensure that our industry is productive, profitable and sustainable,” added Craig.
For more information, NGIA CEO Robert Prince can be contacted on 02 9876 5200 or 0404 111 685.